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Address: Albaguen Island, Port Barton, Palawan Island, Philippines

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OK snorkelling

have to agree with Miles, great location but demotivated staff. the food was good but I've had enough hotsilog/cornsilog/knobsilog to last me a lifetime !

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 February 2013
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

First off, we left two days early and they were great about not charging us for the nights we had previously booked. The person through whom we booked the room was very prompt and helpful over email in the days leading up, but he doesn't actually work at blue cove. Long story short, blue cove is in terrible shape. We... More 

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1 Thank gingerbritches
Capitan New Mexico
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

Booked several days here as well as the boat trip, and at the suggestion of Sam (SAM SANTOS Emaill:bluecoveisland@yahoo.com.ph) I paid in advance through Paypal. As a veteran traveler to Phils I admit I was a bit nervous about this but also did not wish to carry a lot of cash. Circumstances beyond my control cancelled our trip and I... More 

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1 Thank zozomike
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013

have to agree with Miles, great location but demotivated staff. the food was good but I've had enough hotsilog/cornsilog/knobsilog to last me a lifetime !

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2 Thank Kingston D
Copenhagen, Denmark
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2013

It's sad to experience a resort spoiled with a awesome beach and such stunning natural beauty, being so poorly managed. Our arrival excitement, was disturbed by a unwelcoming attitude from the staff. It seems like they prefer seeing people leave than to see them arrive. The staff generally seem demotivated, forgetful, and in some cases they made up stories why... More 

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1 Thank StupidMiles
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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59 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012

I only had lunch there while snorkeling. Food was more than ok, but (although we were the only clients) it took ages to get it (about 1h, and staff was missing during that time to order fresh drinks (maybe busy prepping food :-)). Cottage looked nice from the outside but they look better on their ad's ;-) Still nice &... More 

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1 Thank Comerenkwel
Macau
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2012

If you are planning to stay at this resort then you should check out these reviews: www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g1370797-d2056192-r127094151-Blue_Cove_Island_Resort-Port_Barton_Palawan.html The reviews here are for Blue Cove as an attraction because you can go on just a boat trip to the place for lunch or for a snorkel.

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3 Thank FollieAdeux
Manila, Philippines
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

My husband and I spent 4 rainy days at the Blue Island Cove and it was an adventure. There was a typhoon north so the weather was not great. It was warm, but cloudy and off and on rain. We arrived very late the first night and were greeted by the owner who was waiting to make us dinner. The... More 

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5 Thank SaundersDonovan
Whakatane, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

If you are looking for Hotel Class Accomodation, stay in the City and leave more room for those that truly want a unique tropical experience. The food was arguably the best we had in the Philippines, which is generally very good. Make no mistate, if you are wanting a little R & R and not too precious about accomodation, then... More 

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4 Thank Brettpaul
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

I normally don't bother writing reviews, but since I went to the Blue Cove after reading a lot of positive ones, I feel like I must do so to clarify some things. First of all, the island is beautiful (the resort is on an island 30 minutes from Port Barton). Having said that, I would not recommend anyone to go... More 

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5 Thank HibiscusH
Union City, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2011

Loved the quietness of Pt.Barton<3. This Albaguen Island is really serene & beautiful, If you guys have watched Blue Lagoon~ this is it in the real world..Resort owner, Michael Damaso couldn't be nicer. Very accommodating & a very good chef too! The staff are always helpful. Very affordable, would come back again in a heart beat.

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